31 May 2021 Jatin Jhamb
The SUV department is growing and the budget 7-seater segment has beginning to grow in India. The upcoming launch is of the 2021 Hyundai Alcazar that is based on Creta's platform and the new teaser for it is now out.
Hyundai current has four SUVs in its portfolio starting with the Venue then Creta and we have the Tucson then the electric SUV, Kona EV. The Alcazar will be Hyundai's fifth SUV and in this article, we bring some details you need to know about everything about it.
Under the hood, the Hyundai Alcazar packs in a 2.0L naturally aspirated engine generating 160 hp with a peak torque of 192 Nm. Another option is the 1.5L diesel that is sourced from Creta and makes 115 PS with 250 Nm of peak torque. The engine may be small but Hyundai shares that the tuning has been improved. Both the engines get a 6-speed manual as well a 6-speed automatic unit.
Largest Boot Space and Wheelbase
While the exact dimensions of the SUV are not yet out but we do have the boot space and wheelbase that are largest in the segment. The Alcazar carries 181 litres of boot carrying capacity and the wheelbase is stretched till 2761 mm. The latter allows the cabin to be roomier and also the third row to be more comfortable.
Yes, the front profile looks like Creta, however, it is the chrome studded grille that makes a difference. The side profile gives the hint of additional length along with the new 18-inch alloy wheels. Similarly, the rear gets wraparound taillights and both the front and rear profile gets skid plates to give the Alcazar a sporty look.
A larger 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will come along with wireless charging, cruise control, panoramic sunroof, multi-function steering wheel, 360-degree camera, digital instrument cluster are some of the features that will come with the Alcazar.
We expect that the prices of the Alcazar will be competitive and it sticks between Rs 12.50 lakh to Rs 19 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. Once launched, the Alcazar competes with MG Hector Plus, Mahindra XUV500 and Tata Safari.
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